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The Resource Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear

Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear

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Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide
Title
Why walls won't work
Title remainder
repairing the US-Mexico divide
Statement of responsibility
Michael Dear
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, Michael Dear, eminent scholar and co-founder of the "L.A. School" of urban theory, traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, beginning with the numerous Mesoamerican tribes of the region. When thinking about the border separating the United States from Mexico, what typically comes to mind is an unwelcoming zone with violent, poverty-ridden towns, cities, and maquiladoras on one side and an increasingly militarized network of barriers and surveillance systems on the other. It was not always this way. In fact, from the end of Mexican-American War until the late twentieth century, the border was a very porous and loosely regulated region.In this sweeping account of life within the United States-Mexican border zone, acclaimed urbanist and geographer Michael Dear traces the border's long history of cultural interaction, from exchanges between the region's numerous Mesoamerican tribes onwards. Once Mexican and American settlers met at the Rio Grande and the southwest in the nineteenth century, new forms of interaction evolved. But as Dear warns in his bracing study, this vibrant zone of cultural and social amalgamation is indanger of fading away because of highly restrictive American policies and the violence along Mexico's side of the border. As he explains through analyses of the U.S. border security complex and the emerging Mexican narco-state, the very existence of the "third nation" occupied by both Americans andMexicans is under serious threat. But through a series of evocative portraits of contemporary border communities, he shows that the potential for revitalizing this in-between nation still remains. Combining a broad historical perspective and a commanding overview of present-day problems, Why Walls Won't Work represents a major intellectual foray into one of the most hotly contested political issues of our era" --
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Back cover
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Dear, M. J.
Dewey number
972/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Boundaries
  • Mexico
  • North America
  • United States
Label
Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published 2013
  • "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback 2015" --Colophon
  • Paperback [edition] with new chapter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-287) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monuments, Mexico and manifest destiny -- Maps without borders: continuity and connection in early times -- From frontier settlements to transborder cities -- Law and order at the border -- Third nation before the wall -- Third nation of the mind -- Fortress USA -- Mexico: narco-state or failed state? -- Third nation interrupted -- Why walls won't work -- After the wall, what is to be done?
Control code
ocn909326220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 308 pages
Isbn
9780190235253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909326220
Label
Why walls won't work : repairing the US-Mexico divide, Michael Dear
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published 2013
  • "First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback 2015" --Colophon
  • Paperback [edition] with new chapter
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monuments, Mexico and manifest destiny -- Maps without borders: continuity and connection in early times -- From frontier settlements to transborder cities -- Law and order at the border -- Third nation before the wall -- Third nation of the mind -- Fortress USA -- Mexico: narco-state or failed state? -- Third nation interrupted -- Why walls won't work -- After the wall, what is to be done?
Control code
ocn909326220
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 308 pages
Isbn
9780190235253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909326220
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